On Thursday, October 1, 2009, the Appellate Sections of the Dallas, Tarrant, and Collin County Bar Associations will present "Practice Tips fron the Clerk’s Office" and "A Candid Conversation between Appellate Judges and Lawyers."   The CLE is scheduled from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Omni Hotel, 1300 Houston Street in Fort Worth,  with a reception to follow.  The event will feature the Clerks of the Dallas and Fort Worth Courts of Appeals, as well as Justices Walker and McCoy from Fort Worth, and Justices FitzGerald and Murphy from Dallas.  For more information contact David Pratt at 817-336-2400 or dpratt@deckerjones.com.

On Thursday, October 15, 2009, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers will be hosting a one-hour seminar at the Belo Mansion in Dallas in which Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Catharina Haynes, Dallas Court of Appeals Justice Carolyn Wright, Haynes & Boone appellate section chair Nina Cortell, and appellate solo Chad Ruback will share tips about the practice of appellate law.  The seminar is intended for non-appellate lawyers and those new to the practice of appellate law, but could also be a useful refresher for experienced appellate practitioners.  There is no charge to attend, and lunch will be available for purchase in the buffet line.

On Friday, October 16, 2009, the Appellate Section of the Collin County Bar Association  will present "Persuading Judges: Practical Tips on Oral and Written Advocacy."  The CLE is scheduled for noon at Ralph & Kacoo’s Restaurant in Allen, Texas.  The event will feature a panel consisting of Justices Wright, O’Neill, and Fillmore from the Dallas Court of Appeals.  For more information contact Byron Henry at 214-672-2156 or bhenry@cowlesthompson.com.



The month of October is loaded with opportunities for lawyers to earn CLE credit and meet court of appeals’ justices.